Banana Poke Cake

Adapted from – The Country Cook

1  (10 oz.) box yellow cake mix
ingredients needed to make cake (eggs, oil & water)
2  (3.4 oz.) packages instant banana pudding
4  Cups milk
1  (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
20 vanilla wafers, crushed


Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 9×13 cake.

Once cake comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for just a couple of minutes.

Then, with a wooden spoon handle or some other similarly-sized object, begin poking holes in the cake.

You want the holes to be fairly big so that the pudding has plenty of room to get down  in there.

Be sure to poke right down to the bottom of the cake.

In a bowl, prepare pudding.

Whisk together instant pudding with 4 cups milk.

Stir until all the lumps are gone.

Let pudding sit for just about 2 minutes so it has just slightly begun to thicken but not fully set, it should still be easily pourable.

Pour pudding over cake. Taking care to get it into the holes as much as possible.

Spread it all out and using the back of the spoon gently push pudding down into the holes.

Put the cake with the pudding into the fridge to set and cool.

Once your cake has completely cooled, spread on whipped topping.

If you haven’t done so already, crush your vanilla wafers.

I just place mine in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Leave some of the pieces big. It’s nice to have a bit of a crunch when you eat the cake.

Spread crushed wafers onto the top of the cake.

You can do this part immediately before serving the cake if you like.

This will ensure the wafers are crunchy when you serve it.

Serve with freshly sliced bananas.



About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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